Drunk Driving Victim


     In New Jersey, an automobile driver is legally intoxicated or drunk if their blood alcohol content (BAC) level is at .08 percent or above.  For many people, they are legally drunk after as little as two drinks in an hour.  While the majority of people believe that they are still sober enough to drive home, there are many deaths and injuries as a result of New Jersey alcohol related accidents.  The family members of loved ones may bring a wrongful death action against the person who caused the drunk driving accident.  Mr. Mark has represented many families in similar situations.  Similarly, if the drunk driving accident didn't cause a fatality or death, the injured parties may bring their own drunk driving accident claim against the negligent or reckless drunk parties who caused the accident. 

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     Michael A. Mark is an experienced New Jersey Trial Lawyer. He is one of about 2% of all New Jersey lawyers that have been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Mark had to demonstrate substantial trial experience and educational involvement, take a rigorous examination in Trenton, New Jersey and obtain recommendations from other attorneys and Superior Court Judges. After review, the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1998 granted Mr. Mark the status as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. He has provided expert legal service to innocent accident victims on a statewide basis for over 24 years. Presently, Mr. Mark continues to represent persons that have been the victim of accidents through no fault of their own      Mr. Mark is available to meet with you, free of charge, to discuss your case as a way of giving back to the community. He is available to talk by phone or in person. Or, if you need assistance locating a lawyer in a specialized area of law (such as copyright, maritime, trademark infringement, etc.), Mr. Mark will help you, free of charge.
     People who are injured as a result of the negligent parties who are drunk are entitled to recover monetary compensation for their injuries.  The type of lawsuit that Mr. Mark would most likely bring against the driver would be a personal injury claim for negligence.  A negligence action would most likely be brought against the driver of the car whom owed the passengers and other car, truck, motorcycle drivers, including pedestrians on the road a duty to operate their car in a safe manner in accordance with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Code.  The law holds intoxicated persons to the same standard as sober drivers while driving motor vehicles, so a drunk person is held responsible for any injuries they cause.

     People who decide to drink and drive put their lives and all others at risk because their reaction time has been increased which results in a greater likelihood of causing an accident with innocent victims.  There are many alcohol related accidents in New Jersey which may cause life-long injuries or even a wrongful death.  The most common types of injuries caused by drunk drivers include brain injuries, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and disfigurement.  The innocent victims who were harmed during this drunk driving accident are entitled to recover their past medical expenses, future medical costs, lost wages or lost income, pain and suffering and potentially punitive damages to encourage other people who have been drinking from driving their car.


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